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Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in Children

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in Children Abstract The occurrence of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in children has not been well recognized generally, probably because it typically occurs postmenopausally in women. We have recently observed this disease in several children but have been unable to find any description of it in standard American pediatric textbooks or any detailed survey on this subject in the literature. A survey of the available literature revealed 260 acceptable cases of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus among 178 reports. Of this total, the age at onset was 13 years or older in 225 patients and was under 13 years in the other 35 patients.1-18 Such incidence by age compares favorably with the observations of Kindler,13 who found 8 cases in children among a total of 54 reported in the literature during the period 1940 to 1952. These figures are probably deceptively high, however, because cases occurring in children References 1. Montgomery, H., and Hill, W. R.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 42:755-779 ( (Nov.) ) 1940. 2. Wallace, H. J., and Whimster, I. W.: Vulval Atrophy and Leukoplakia , Brit. J. Dermat. 63:241-257 ( (July) ) 1951. 3. Monacelli, M.: Su alcuni casi del così detto lichen sclerosus e sui rapporti di questo con gli stati craurotici della vulva , Gior. ital. dermat. e sif. 75:1419-1445 ( (Aug.) ) 1934. 4. Diasio, F. A.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Hallopeau): Report of Case , Urol. & Cutan. Rev. 39:710-714 ( (Oct.) ) 1935. 5. Schubert, M.: Zur Kenntnis des Lichen sclerosus atrophicans (Weissfleckenkrankheit) , Dermat. Wchnschr. 103:1653-1662 ( (Dec. 19) ) 1936. 6. Ginsburg, L.: Circumscribed Scleroderma or Leukoplakia of the Vulva in a Child Aged Eight Years (Society Transactions) , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 39:903 ( (May) ) 1939. 7. Wolf, J.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Society Transactions) , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 48:430 ( (Oct.) ) 1943. 8. Laymon, C. W.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in Childhood , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 52:351-353 ( (Nov.) -Dec.) 1945. 9. Cordiviola, L. A., and Kaminsky, A.: Liquen plano escleroso y atrófico , Rev. argent. dermatosif. 29:36-38 ( (March) ) 1945. 10. Hubler, W. R.: Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (Society Transactions) , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 54:628 ( (Nov.) ) 1946. 11. Rothman, S., and Farney-Davies, E.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Society Transactions) , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 64:653-654 ( (Nov.) ) 1951. 12. Gómez Orbaneja, J., and Quiñones Caravia, P. A.: Liquen atrófico y escleroso , Actas dermosif. 43:772-777 ( (June) ) 1952. 13. Kindler, T.: Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in young subjects , Brit. J. Dermat. 65:269-279 ( (July) -Aug.) 1953. 14. Svendsen, I. B.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus of the Anogenital Region in a Girl Aged 4 Years , Acta dermat.-venereol. 34:321-329, 1954. 15. Ditkowsky, S. P.; Falk, A. B.; Baker, N., and Schaffner, M.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in Childhood , A. M. A. J. Dis. Child. 91:52-54 ( (Jan.) ) 1956. 16. Brain, R. T.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus , Brit. J. Dermat. 62:449-451 ( (Nov.) ) 1950. 17. Brain, R. T., and Haber, H.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus , Brit. J. Dermat. 62:170-171 ( (April) ) 1950. 18. Crissey, J. T.; Osborne, E. D., and Jordon, J. W.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in Children , New York J. Med. 55:2912-2915 ( (Oct. 15) ) 1955. 19. Queries and Answers , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. 73:396 ( (April) ) 1956. 20. Irgang, S.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Report of Its Occurrence in a Negro , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 50:120-122 ( (Aug.) ) 1944. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

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Abstract The occurrence of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in children has not been well recognized generally, probably because it typically occurs postmenopausally in women. We have recently observed this disease in several children but have been unable to find any description of it in standard American pediatric textbooks or any detailed survey on this subject in the literature. A survey of the available literature revealed 260 acceptable cases of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus among 178 reports. Of this total, the age at onset was 13 years or older in 225 patients and was under 13 years in the other 35 patients.1-18 Such incidence by age compares favorably with the observations of Kindler,13 who found 8 cases in children among a total of 54 reported in the literature during the period 1940 to 1952. These figures are probably deceptively high, however, because cases occurring in children References 1. Montgomery, H., and Hill, W. R.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 42:755-779 ( (Nov.) ) 1940. 2. Wallace, H. J., and Whimster, I. W.: Vulval Atrophy and Leukoplakia , Brit. J. Dermat. 63:241-257 ( (July) ) 1951. 3. Monacelli, M.: Su alcuni casi del così detto lichen sclerosus e sui rapporti di questo con gli stati craurotici della vulva , Gior. ital. dermat. e sif. 75:1419-1445 ( (Aug.) ) 1934. 4. Diasio, F. A.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Hallopeau): Report of Case , Urol. & Cutan. Rev. 39:710-714 ( (Oct.) ) 1935. 5. Schubert, M.: Zur Kenntnis des Lichen sclerosus atrophicans (Weissfleckenkrankheit) , Dermat. Wchnschr. 103:1653-1662 ( (Dec. 19) ) 1936. 6. Ginsburg, L.: Circumscribed Scleroderma or Leukoplakia of the Vulva in a Child Aged Eight Years (Society Transactions) , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 39:903 ( (May) ) 1939. 7. Wolf, J.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Society Transactions) , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 48:430 ( (Oct.) ) 1943. 8. Laymon, C. W.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in Childhood , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 52:351-353 ( (Nov.) -Dec.) 1945. 9. Cordiviola, L. A., and Kaminsky, A.: Liquen plano escleroso y atrófico , Rev. argent. dermatosif. 29:36-38 ( (March) ) 1945. 10. Hubler, W. R.: Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (Society Transactions) , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 54:628 ( (Nov.) ) 1946. 11. Rothman, S., and Farney-Davies, E.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Society Transactions) , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 64:653-654 ( (Nov.) ) 1951. 12. Gómez Orbaneja, J., and Quiñones Caravia, P. A.: Liquen atrófico y escleroso , Actas dermosif. 43:772-777 ( (June) ) 1952. 13. Kindler, T.: Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in young subjects , Brit. J. Dermat. 65:269-279 ( (July) -Aug.) 1953. 14. Svendsen, I. B.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus of the Anogenital Region in a Girl Aged 4 Years , Acta dermat.-venereol. 34:321-329, 1954. 15. Ditkowsky, S. P.; Falk, A. B.; Baker, N., and Schaffner, M.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in Childhood , A. M. A. J. Dis. Child. 91:52-54 ( (Jan.) ) 1956. 16. Brain, R. T.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus , Brit. J. Dermat. 62:449-451 ( (Nov.) ) 1950. 17. Brain, R. T., and Haber, H.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus , Brit. J. Dermat. 62:170-171 ( (April) ) 1950. 18. Crissey, J. T.; Osborne, E. D., and Jordon, J. W.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in Children , New York J. Med. 55:2912-2915 ( (Oct. 15) ) 1955. 19. Queries and Answers , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. 73:396 ( (April) ) 1956. 20. Irgang, S.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Report of Its Occurrence in a Negro , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 50:120-122 ( (Aug.) ) 1944.

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A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1957

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